U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown tackles ISIS, gun laws

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PERRYSBURG (13abc Action News) - Terrorism can manifest overseas or at home.

That's why politicians such as U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D - Ohio) are taking aim on both fronts.

He's pushing legislation that would create an "ISIS Czar," impose sanctions on foreign financial institutions known to fund terrorism, and ban those on the no-fly list from purchasing assault weapons.

"If you're too dangerous to fly, you're too dangerous to purchase an assault weapon. Period," said Senator Brown while speaking to an audience of mostly law enforcement and those training to become officers at the Owens Community College Center for Emergency Preparedness.

He proposes better cyber-training to identify and track extremists, such as the couple behind the mass shooting in San Bernadino, California.

Another part of his bill would secure grant funding for local law enforcement to train in the event of an active shooter or a terrorist attack.

His bill also calls for additional screening of those attempting to enter the United State on certain types of Visas.

The bill has been introduced, but has not yet passed the Senate.